As if my post on geeky amigurumi patterns wasn’t enough, I’ve found even more crochet patterns to add to the list – to be honest, I could make a hundred posts a day and I would still be wading in fab and free geeky amigurumi patterns. If I only I had more time to blog….hmmmm. Continue reading
What’s the go-to pal for Pokemon GO trainers in need of a real life buddy to take on their Pokejaunts? A cute and cuddly amigurumi plushie, of course. In my quest to catch ’em all, I rounded up three of the best free Pokemon crochet patterns – an Espeon, an Umbreon, a Charmander, and a rotund Jigglypuff.
Thought it was about time I made a start on the lounge curtains, I’ve had the fabric just sitting there for about six months!
The fabric is gorgeous but a little heavier to work with than I am used to an have already had a minor injury to my thumb 🙁
After some deliberation I have decided on eyelet top even though I have a bay window pole which will obviously mean some eyelets will have to stay over the bracket each side but draping suits the style of the room and I have allowed extra length for this.
I’d really like to get on and finish these today but have promised my step-daughter I will help her make a start on her felt dolly before she goes home to her Mothers house tonight. Will hopefully be posting finished pics soon!
Like most crafters, I live making things for my family and it’s great when you get five minutes to do so!
I bought some 22ml glass stain pots a few months ago and they were starting to burn a hole through my craft room door so I decided to test them out by making some stained glass painted tealight holders for my lovely Father-in-Law.
The butterfly image I adapted from a quick google and the grass was painted freehand.
The paints are DecoArt Glass Stain and I picked them up at Hobbycraft for just £1.99 for 6 pots (22ml each of red, yellow, blue, green, purple and orange). They make great starter paints or for testing out project ideas. The liner I used was Pebeo Cerne Relief Vitrail Outliner (also bought from Hobbycraft), priced at £3.69 for 20ml.
I have plans to make more hand painted glass items for my Etsy shop but using my FolkArt enamels and metallics instead of this basic stain.